Monday, November 30, 2009

Imajinn Is Giving Away $50 In Books!

This is the notice Imajinn sent out:



Holiday Sale!
All of our books are now on sale for 40% off their retail price through January 3, 2010. Now's the time to grab that book you've been wanting to buy or to pick up some great books for gifts. To browse through our books, Click Here.
Gift Ideas
Looking for a unique gift? Give a copy of J. A. Ferguson's Christmas classic, The Wrong Christmas Carol. This magical holiday story would make even make Scrooge love the holiday season! To order a copy of this great book, Click Here.
And if you're looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, give them an ImaJinn Books Gift Certificate and introduce them to our great authors. Our gift certificates come in $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $35.00 and $50.00 amounts, and we'll mail or e-mail you a gift certificate that you can wrap and put under the tree, or we'll be happy to mail or e-mail it to that special person for you. To order a Gift Certificate, Click Here.
Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate
We will give away three $50.00 Gift Certificates on December 12, 2009 that you can use on our website. All you have to do to enter is fill out our Reader's Questionnaire telling us what you like to read. Please only fill out one questionnaire. We will only accept one entry per person or address. To fill out the questionnaire, Click Here. (Please note--the Questionnaire says "Under Construction" at the top, but ignore that. The Questionnaire does work!)


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Peoples, I can vouch for Imajinn Books. This is the publisher that discovered Keri Arthur and Lilith Saintcrow, two AMAZING authors. There are other great authors I've enjoyed like Virginia Brown and Barbara Christopher. So many good books. That's why I submitted my Blood Revelation series to Imajinn and cried tears of joy when I was offered the contract. Enter to win or gift some books to a reader you know!

I cut & pasted the notice from an email so if the links don't work, just go to www.imajinnbooks.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Dream Of David Cook part... 4?

I think this is the 4th dream I've had where Mr. Cook makes an appearance... As usual, it's a weird one. His guitarist, Neal Tiemann makes an appearance too. I remember being in a library or a place full of books???? Neal was making and serving pies and there were these two slices on one plate. He didn't think I could eat both so we had a little bet/dare thing going on. I was eating the massive slices of pie but taking forever to do it and David was wanting me to hurry because he had to go somewhere or do something and for whatever reason couldn't do it until I finished eating the pie....

Told you it was weird.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

David Cook Jumping Off Speaker @ Horseshoe Casino

David Cook at Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, IN

If you know me at all you know I lurve David Cook and that he's the only singer whose concerts I go to (Don't like crowds and stuff). He came to Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth on Friday night (11/20/2009) and since that's just about 20 or so minutes away, I had to go.

I almost didn't. I bought the tickets right as they came out BUT then my whole unemployment fiasco happened where I lost my job and kept getting runaround from unemployment office. So about the eleventh week of no job and no income I ran out of funds and had to put a lot of stuff on eBay. I was about to put my David Cook tickets on there but all of a sudden eBay started acting up and then my brother called to tell me "Don't do it!!!!! You could get your unemployment backpay tomorrow!!!!" So... I didn't do it and I am so glad because I got my backpay this week and could go to the concert without feeling guilty and IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!


The setlist included:

Heroes
Mr.Sensitive
Souvenir
Lie
Breathe Tonight
Kiss On The Neck
I Did It For You
Make Believe
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Declaration
Light On
Come Back To Me

David didn't hit a single bad note and it was so much fun. I took my daughter's camera because it's much smaller than mine but the zoom on it sucks. I was in the 12th row dead in the center and the seats were great. If I had taken my camera I would have been able to zoom all the way up into his face. LOL! Oh well. My pics aren't that great but here they go:





Some highlights of the show were:

Lie (I love the part where he sings away from the mic and was so glad he did it at a concert I got to go to):




Hearing the brand new song, Make Believe, live ( my vid sux but you can hear it good):





Hearing the great banter. I didn't get any on vid but hopefully some will emerge on Youtube.


Seeing David climb on top of a huge speaker and jump off during Declaration. I'll have to try a direct post of that later since Photobucket isn't letting me include it in this blog post using HTML code. ) - :


Hearing IJDIYAT live!!! I love his cover of that song!

Great show. Even though the seats were superclose so I kind of felt like a sardine and I had some freakishly tall people ahead of me that insisted on swerving around so I had to keep swerving to see, I had a great time.

However, my son wanted an autograph and actually sent me to the concert with an 8x10 sized picture of DC so... I did the total fangirl thing and went in search of the tourbus. That casino is freakishly huge and has multiple parking lots so my brother was all "You tell me where it is, we'll go but there's dozens of parking lots and...." blah blah blah. So we went to the casino where he won $150 off a $6 bet. Jerk. I lost $10, which makes him a double jerk (Even though in all honesty, $5 of that came from him).

Cashing in that ticket:

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Then we ran across someone he knew who could not only tell me what DC had for dinner last night but where the tour busses come in at (which kinda took away my bro's jerk status) so we went and....


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waited out in that cold parking garage with a bunch of other women for like an hour just to see him wave and thank us for coming as he walked to the tour bus, got on, and left. ) - :

DC had to leave so he could get to Vegas. My boy did not get his autograph.

I felt really bad about that but then I remembered that I just got him tickets to WWE Smackdown 4th row ringside. I think that more than makes up for not getting DC's autograph, don't you? (Of course he won't know this until it happens in January cuz I want it to be a surprise but still... I know, and it makes me feel better.)

And I had gotten windburn on my face from the hellacious field trip I went on with my daughter earlier in the day so it was a good thing I didn't have to mortify myself by being seen that jacked up by David F-ing Cook in order to get the autograph... I can honestly tell my boy I tried.

Maybe next time DC comes to Louisville or across the bridge he'll come somewhere I can take my son. His first concert a DC concert... How awesome would that be?

Either way, I'll be going. The man never disappoints.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Win A Kindle!!!

This website is giving away a free Kindle & all you have to do is enter your name and email for a chance to win!!!

http://www.noobie.com/kindle-giveaway?ref=518384266

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Writing For Charity !!!

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Moonlit Watcher, the sequel to Moonlit Dream, was chosen to be part of ARe's 28 Days of Heart.

All Romance eBooks (www.allromanceebooks.com) has put together a great fundraising event for the American Heart Association.They put out a call for submissions and from the entries, selected 28 novellas.
One novella will be released each day in February (and later combined into 4 anthologies) and all proceeds from the sales of these novellas will go to the American Heart Association.

I have always wanted to release a book with all proceeds going to charity. It's been a dream for years, but I figured I'd have to get on the level of... Nora Roberts or J.K. Rowling or someone hugely known like that in order for that to happen. This fundraising event from ARe gave me the opportunity to fulfill a dream.

I am THRILLED to be a part of the 28 Days of Heart campaign!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Broke & Bronchitised

I have bronchitis.

After my brother putting the fear of swine flu in me I maxed out the only credit card I had with available line of credit on it and went to The Little Clinic at Kroger (Great place if you don't have insurance!) and got some meds to get rid of this hellacious cough that feels like it's ripping me in half sometimes.

But now I am well and truly broke. I have not one dime. And I have no income coming in. Unemployment still hasn't come through for me and out of all the applications I've sent out for various jobs, not one has contacted me. All the money I had to get me through from the first day of losing my job until unemployment kicks in is gone.

I'm scared.

I grew up with nothing. It won't hurt me that bad to go back to having nothing but my kids aren't used to that. They've always had a house and... I don't even want to think of Christmas if I don't get a job or unemployment doesn't come through. Heck, if I got a job today I'd still be in trouble because I wouldn't be paid for 2-3 weeks and wouldn't get any back pay from unemployment.

That's the one thing that's keeping me hopeful (that and faith in God). As long as I keep claiming my unemployment, I'm suppsoed to get all the backpay when it comes through and I can get things back on track. By things, I'm referring to the credit cards and such that look like they won't be paid this month. But if they keep taking forever, I just might be employed before they do anything and then I can kiss the backpay goodbye. I don't think that's right. You should still get paid for the weeks claimed while not working. Going back to work after a period of no income doesn't help you dig yourself out of that hole unless you are compensated for that time period.

My eyes have really been opened to how this system works and it really needs some adjusting. People are desperate, trying to feed their families and keep them sheltered, and it truly feels like no one cares. I've known other people who've lost their jobs and had no problems with the unemployment office. Why do I get the run-around? Something's wrong there.

Anyway, I'm not blogging much. Right now I'm just struggling to get by. I'm writing a lot, and hopefully something productive like some more contracts will come from this unfortunate, stressful period.

I pray for everyone in this situation. It is not an easy place to be.